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Posted on November 23rd, 2020 in Blog, Featured by Aaron Dusso

The success of former vice-president Joe Biden in the recent US presidential election has been met with relief by most Europeans and their political leaders. After four years of Trumpian idiosyncrasies and uncertainties, during which tensions in the transatlantic relationship reached unprecedented levels, most now expect a return to some kind of normality. Just what …

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Posted on November 23rd, 2020 in Blog, Featured by Aaron Dusso

The success of former vice-president Joe Biden in the recent US presidential election has been met with relief by most Europeans and their political leaders. After four years of Trumpian idiosyncrasies and uncertainties, during which tensions in the transatlantic relationship reached unprecedented levels, most now expect a return to some kind of normality. Just what …

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Election panel speakers
Posted on November 18th, 2020 in Blog by Aaron Dusso

Don’t miss this fantastic panel discussion happening Thursday Nov. 19th on religion and the 2020 election. It’s cohosted by our own Amanda Friesen and SLA colleague Andrew Whitehead (Department of Sociology) with outstanding guest speakers Jamil W. Drake (Florida State University) and Janelle Wong (University of Maryland). Check it out here Religion & the 2020 …

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Slimy worms and sticky kids poster
Posted on November 16th, 2020 in Blog, Featured by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Friesen, along with her co-author Dr. Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), recently published an article titled, “Slimy worms or sticky kids: How caregiving tasks and gender identity attenuate disgust response,” in the journal Politics and the Life Sciences. You can find Dr. Ksiazkiewicz’s twitter thread discussing the piece here. It has some …

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Posted on November 3rd, 2020 in Blog by Aaron Dusso

Don’t let talk radio convince you of a falsehood. There is a process that all states follow after the voting stops. It’s determined by a combination of state and national law. None of it says that counting must stop on Election Day. The Congressional Research Service has an excellent pamphlet on this: The Electoral College: …

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Posted on November 2nd, 2020 in Blog by Aaron Dusso

Don’t miss Dr. Dusso’s recent interviews on the election in the Chicago Tribune’s Post-Tribune and on Fox 59 news Indianapolis. Post-Tribune “Shifts in mail-in ballot count date may have little impact on voters, experts say, but results likely unknown Tuesday” And Fox 59 “Hamilton County early voter turnout three times higher than 2016 election”

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Aaron Dusso headshot
Posted on October 29th, 2020 in Blog by Aaron Dusso

Don’t miss Fox 59’s story “Experts weigh in on what could have been done to shorten early voting wait times in Marion County,” with Dr. Dusso’s thoughts on voter suppression and long lines at voting locations. Check it out here.

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Posted on October 22nd, 2020 in Blog by Aaron Dusso

Don’t miss our School of Liberal Arts colleague Chris Lamb’s (Department of Journalism and Public Relations) post over at The Conversation on the Lincoln Project’s numerous political ads and how they fit into a larger genre of satirical political commentary. Find it here

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Aaron with mask on face image
Posted on October 9th, 2020 in Blog by Aaron Dusso

One of the best aspects of being a part of the Department of Political Science on the IUPUI campus is that it’s located in the heart of Indianapolis. The city is alive and everything is conveniently located within a short distance from campus. That made it easy for my wife and I to stop by …

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